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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,873 People

    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    A battle means to fight

    or struggle. The moment we feel depressed we already lost.
    Nyx935 Nyx935 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    depressedgirl24 depressedgirl24 22-25, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    I am tired of getting ridiculed

    for my emotions.....yes I've been VERY emotional lately ik.....I don't like it either but I also don't need you throwing it back into my face and making me feel even worse.....
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    "shadows are falling,

    all over town. another night and these blues got me down. oh misery, I sure could use some company" -Pink "Misery"
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    hide it from you, And I hide it from them.

    I act with a clue, I act like a gem. I have it so deep, Locked away deep inside. It seeps and it creeps, But it's so hard to hide. It roots itself down, It sticks to your core. It is all around, Making life like a chore. It consumes and destroys, Until nothing's left. It...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    niki2015 niki2015 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I find this song comforting despite it's dark

    title. "Baby don't go, we love you more than you know." Kill your heroes by AWOLNATION http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=NawBiACs8XQ
    redtailhawk29 redtailhawk29 22-25, F 40 mins ago

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    Ik I post a lot up here

    and I'm sorry for that.....I just don't have anywhere else to really vent.....
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I give up!!! I don't care anymore.

    ..this world is so cold and cruel!!!!
    haircutluv haircutluv 26-30, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    so I've thinking about this

    for a while now.. You don't need to be perfect to be happy. Hell, you don't need to be perfect to be beautiful! You don't need to have the perfect smile, you don't need to have the perfect toned body, you don't need to have the prettiest face of them all and sure as hell you...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    You pass me on the street

    and out eyes briefly meet. You hold the door open for me as I enter behind you. I say thanks, but you have no idea that my mind is blank. In the elevator you crack a joke, I flash a smile, you have no idea that my heart is in denial. You ask me how my day was and I say fine...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's so tiring surviving this war day

    after day. I'm done with it all.
    jazakar01 jazakar01 16-17, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    That's the one thing I want to make clear about

    depression: It's got nothing at all to do with life. In the course of life, there is sadness and pain and sorrow, all of which, in their right time and season, are normal—unpleasant, but normal. Depression is in an altogether different zone because it involved a complete...
    VioletMerryweather VioletMerryweather 31-35, F 2 Responses 56 mins ago

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    a single friend can just change the way things

    look completely. i am extremely grateful i have one.
    omnomn omnomn 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am afraid I will end up alone

    and living with my parents all my life. Am 43 years old. I have no friends to hang out. I don't know where to meet people. I don't go anywhere. Because I am afraid I will drink again. Being sober for 2 and a half years.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    What ****** me off about being depressed is

    that I'm not in the mood to do things that I once found fun. Going to a theater or an amusement park was fun until I became depressed. Eating my favorite ice cream and Netflix doesn't even sound remotely as fun as it used to be. I spent most of my vacation with my head buried...
    Kira05 Kira05 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I've lost interest in everything.

    I literally do nothing but sit in my room and stare at walls. I don't want to do anything but yet my mom thinks it's okay to make me get up and do stupid stuff that she could do herself. I swear she loves to see me cry. like just leave me alone
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Today is a day where I'm depressed.

    It hasn't been this bad in a while :(
    trovatobravo trovatobravo 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If I tell you that I'm depressed

    and you say some stupid sh*t like "just try to be happy" or "try changing your lifestyle around " or ask me "why are you depressed?" I'm punching you in your throat. If it was that simple I wouldn't be like this.
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    can someone tell me why it bothers me

    so much that when I told my friend I have been cutting myself for years decides to start cutting too.
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    My boyfriend has just broken up with me

    and made me homeless. I am so angry and hurt, I wouldn't take him back because he has kicked me while I'm down. I had a break down and he said he couldn't handle me.
    Lalaleia Lalaleia 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My parents ... dead, family .

    .. hate me, boarding school ... bullies !help me!
    HappyFrown HappyFrown 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just had a dream where the best of my Exes

    came to me and admitted that I was right about the guy she married. That he's an *******, douchebag who only cares about himself. And on top of it all, she was crying, saying she wanted me back. What do I do if this actually happens?
    jaruia21 jaruia21 18-21, T 11 hrs ago

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    CrazyDaisyeee CrazyDaisyeee 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I think i deserve to hurt like this

    if i am honest you see i am miserable because my ex boyfriend broke up with me over a year ago in March not that i blame him really he deserves so much better and so does the guy who wants to marry me yes that's right i was asked by my new boyfriend to marry him and I said yes...
    SophieAlvaKasaei SophieAlvaKasaei 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I've never posted anything on here before

    but this would have to be the main thing about me I've battled depression for the longest time, honestly I can't remember a year I wasn't depressed at least once. My depression isn't constant it's not something that I know is going to happen it just does I've lost "friends" and...
    nightskyvampire nightskyvampire 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    lanaKenny lanaKenny 22-25, F 9 Responses 19 hrs ago

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